Accountable Care Organization

Park Nicollet and HealthPartners Medical Group participates as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the ACO Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (REACH) Model. An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who agree to work together to keep you healthy. All members of Park Nicollet Health Services Accountable Care LLC agree to work together to give their patients better quality care. We transitioned from the Direct Contracting Model at the end of 2022.

For general questions or additional information about ACO REACH, please visit medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Park Nicollet Health Services Accountable Care LLC
5050 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
952-993-3400
1-800-862-7412 (toll free)

Kristi Lyon
lyonk@parknicollet.com
952-993-7646

No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO REACH professionals and hospitals.

Kristi Lyon, Operational Leader of ACO REACH
VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Pahoua Hoffman
Sr VP Government & Community Relations, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Leslie Dockan
VP Primary Care, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Beth Averbeck, MD
Sr Medical Director Primary Care, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Rebecca Schultz
Director Integrity and Compliance, Care Group Compliance Officer, Designated Compliance Official, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

James Wheeler, DO
Nephrology Division Medical Director, Park Nicollet Clinic (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Cara Hull
Chief Quality Officer, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Kody Koepke
Director of Pricing and Data Analysis, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Jennifer Myster
President of Methodist Hospital, VP Care Group & Home Care - Park Nicollet, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Timothy Bohl
Health Policy Analyst, Government Relations, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Joan Sandstrom
VP Primary Care, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Dan Albright, MD
Sr Medical Director Primary Care, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Participant, Ex Officio

Carl Ammons
Senior Legal Counsel, HealthPartners (employer); Staff to the Steering Committee

Jerome Siy
Hospital Specialties Division Medical Director & Medical Director Value Based Care, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Angela Booher
Sr Director, Care Management & Care Coordination, HealthPartners (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Member

Lisa Aker
Population Health Program Manager, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Steering Committee Coordinator

Types for ACO REACH participants or combinations of participants who formed the ACO:

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

ACO REACH Board of Directors:

Kristi Lyon, Chair
VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); Voting Director

James Wheeler, DO
Nephrology Division Medical Director, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Participant, Voting Director

Pahoua Hoffman
Sr VP Government & Community Relations, HealthPartners; Consumer Advocate

Joan Molenaar (retired)
Medicare Beneficiary

Steve Connelly, MD
President Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Participant, Voting Director

Dan Albright, MD
Sr. Medical Director Primary Care, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer); ACO REACH Participant, Ex Officio

Sara Spilseth
System Medical Director Hospital Care Management, HealthPartners; ACO REACH Participant

ACO REACH Officers:

Kristi Lyon, President
VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet Health Services (employer)

Rebecca Schultz, Designated Compliance Official
Director Integrity and Compliance, HealthPartners (employer)

Karen Black, Assistant Secretary
Director, Board Relations, HealthPartners (employer)

Open position, Treasurer
To be determined

Nancy Evert, Secretary
General Counsel, HealthPartners (employer)

  • Agreement Period beginning 2016, Performance Year 1: -$691,498.56
  • Agreement Period beginning 2017, Performance Year 2: $3,588,459
  • Agreement Period beginning 2018, Performance Year 3: -$645,505
  • Agreement Period beginning 2019, Performance Year 4: $1,922,682.23
  • Agreement Period beginning 2020, Performance Year 5: For the Next Generation ACO Model's 2020 performance year, Park Nicollet Health Services ACO, LLC accepted CMS's allowance to use our 2019 performance year quality score of 95.8% and remove responsibility for all 2020 shared losses.

Proportion of Shared Savings distributed to Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers: 0%

How Shared Savings are Distributed
Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%

This information will be available beginning in 2023.

Park Nicollet and HealthPartners Medical Group contracts with the following Preferred Providers, who utilize the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Waiver:

Preferred Provider legal business name "Doing business as" (DBA) name
VSSA Care Center, LLC Gables of Boutwells Landing
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Good Samaritan Society - Stillwater
Southview Operations, LLC Southview Acres
Sholom Home West Inc
Minnesota Masonic Home Care Center
Augustana Chapel View Homes Inc
Covenant Living of Golden Valley
St. Therese Home Inc
St. Gertrude's Health Center
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Good Samaritan Society -New Hope
Capitol View Transitional Care Center
St. Paul OpCo, LLC Galtier - A Villa Center
Villa at St. Louis Park, LLC
Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of Saint Paul, LLC
Senior Care Woodbury Woodbury Health Care Center
St. Louis Paul OpCo, LLC Cedars at St. Louis Park, A Villa Center
Cerenity Senior Care Cerenity Care Center on Humboldt
Presbyterian Homes Bloomington Care Center, Inc

Park Nicollet and HealthPartners Medical Group Providers also participates in the following additional Benefit Enhancements:

  • Post Discharge Home Visit
  • Care Management Home Visit (pilot program 2023)
  • Home Health Homebound Waiver (pilot program 2023)
  • Cost Sharing for Part B Services